A Darker Shade of Magic

A Darker Shade of Magic (Shades of Magic #1) by V.E. Schwab (2015)

A Darker Shade final for Irene

Fiction | Fantasy
4.5 starsBlurb:

“Kell is one of the last Antari—magicians with a rare, coveted ability to travel between parallel Londons; Red, Grey, White, and, once upon a time, Black.

Kell was raised in Arnes—Red London—and officially serves the Maresh Empire as an ambassador, traveling between the frequent bloody regime changes in White London and the court of George III in the dullest of Londons, the one without any magic left to see.  Continue reading

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Song of Blood and Stone

Song of Blood & Stone (Earthsinger Chronicles #1) by L. Penelope (2018)
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song of blood and stone

NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance | (TV-14)
4 StarsBlurb:

“Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.  Continue reading

The V Games

The V Games (The Vampire Games #1) by Caroline Peckham (2017)

the v games

NA Fiction | Paranormal
4.5 stars
Blurb:

LAST ONE TO THE GRAVE, WINS.

Being a killer wasn’t what eighteen year old Selena Grey ever expected she’d become. But with her stepfather’s blood fresh on her hands, she finds herself walking into an eight by six prison cell where she’ll live out the next twenty five years of her life.

Or so she thought…  Continue reading

The Assassin’s Blade

The Assassin’s Blade (Throne of Glass #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas (2014)

the assassin's blade

Novella Collection | YA Fiction | Fantasy
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Celaena Sardothien is Adarlan’s most feared assassin. As part of the Assassin’s Guild, her allegiance is to her master, Arobynn Hamel, yet Celaena listens to no one and trusts only her fellow killer-for-hire, Sam. In these action-packed novellas – together in one edition for the first time – Celaena embarks on five daring missions. Continue reading

Radiance

Radiance (Wraith Kings #1) by Grace Draven (2015)

Radiance

Fiction | Romance | Fantasy | (TV-MA)
4.5 stars
Blurb:

“THE PRINCE OF NO VALUE

Brishen Khaskem, prince of the Kai, has lived content as the nonessential spare heir to a throne secured many times over. A trade and political alliance between the human kingdom of Gaur and the Kai kingdom of Bast-Haradis requires that he marry a Gauri woman to seal the treaty. Always a dutiful son, Brishen agrees to the marriage and discovers his bride is as ugly as he expected and more beautiful than he could have imagined. Continue reading

Rhapsodic

Rhapsodic (The Bargainer #1) by Laura Thalassa (2015)

Rhapsodic

Fiction | Romance | Urban Fantasy | (TV-MA)
4 Stars
Blurb:

“Callypso Lillis is a siren with a very big problem, one that stretches up her arm and far into her past. For the last seven years she’s been collecting a bracelet of black beads up her wrist, magical IOUs for favors she’s received. Only death or repayment will fulfill the obligations. Only then will the beads disappear.  Continue reading

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Savage Souls (The Runes Universe) by S.M. Boyce (2017)

savage souls

YA/NA Fiction | Fantasy | Romance
100 Pages (eBook)
Publication Date: April 16, 2017

There are two things 18-year-old Cadence Murphy is proud of: she is an amazing Witch with the healing magic of nature, and she can run a five-minute mile. There’s just one tiny problem: an ancient darkness in her blood is messing with her healing abilities. When some very powerful, cruel men want to destroy her for it, she must tempt fate itself to stop them. Continue reading